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IT Security & Compliance Generalist



IT, Legal
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Company Overview

Promise empowers utilities and government agencies to create flexible, affordable solutions for individuals struggling with debt. Our intuitive approach to payment plans and relief distribution leads to improved enrollment and recovery rates that significantly exceed industry standards. As a result, individuals clear their debts more quickly and incur fewer penalties, while our partners experience fewer delinquencies and increased revenue.

At Promise, we prioritize treating people facing financial difficulties with respect and dignity, offering them the necessary tools and resources to thrive. Our team's expertise spans various sectors, with technology specialists from renowned companies like Google, Stripe, and Palantir, as well as esteemed government leaders.

We've successfully secured over $50 million in funding, with backing from prominent investors like 8VC, Kapor Capital, XYZ Ventures, Bronze Investments, First Round Capital, Y Combinator, The General Partnership (previously known as Sweat Equity Ventures), and Howard Schultz. We are honored to have recently been recognized as one of Fast Company's "World's Most Innovative Companies of 2022."

Role Overview

In the role of IT Security & Compliance Generalist at Promise, you will combine your technical expertise with a strong service orientation to safeguard our company's digital assets and ensure compliance across our operations. This position calls for a mid-tenure professional who embodies the spirit of a servant leader, capable of both reactive incident management and proactive security planning. You will act as a key enabler of both security and operational efficiency, requiring not just technical acumen but also a collaborative and supportive approach to leadership within our diverse tech environment.

What You'll Do

  • Act as the primary responder for security incidents and questions, managing the situation from initial detection through to resolution, ensuring minimal disruption and maintaining transparency with all stakeholders.

  • Assist with and manage the process of provisioning and distributing workstations to our employees, ensuring the proper deployment of our security tools and creating a quality user experience.

  • Continuously assess and improve our security protocols and infrastructure, particularly within cloud, distributed systems, and workstation endpoints to prevent potential threats.

  • Provide essential support in aligning our technology projects with compliance requirements, navigating the complexities of regulations while fostering an environment of innovation.

  • Serve as a bridge between technical teams and non-technical stakeholders, translating security and compliance needs into actionable plans that support our broader business objectives.

  • Maintain an ongoing commitment to personal and professional growth, enhancing your technical skills in security and systems management, while also developing the leadership qualities necessary to guide and inspire others.

What Will Enable You

  • At least 4 years of experience in technical support roles, particularly those involving IT support, cloud technologies or distributed systems, with a proven track record of problem-solving and system optimization.

  • Proficiency in Linux and an ability to understand and potentially modify code, ensuring you can actively engage with and support our engineering teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to operate with a service-focused mindset, prioritizing the needs of the team and the company while fostering a positive and collaborative work environment.

  • Exceptional ability to communicate complex technical issues clearly and effectively to a variety of audiences, ensuring understanding and cooperation across departments.

  • Ready and capable to handle on-call responsibilities and unexpected challenges, reflecting both flexibility and a strong commitment to the team’s success.

  • Flexibility and willingness to travel periodically (up to 25%) to other offices to address and iterate on IT / Security issues.

Promise is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or military or veteran status. Additionally, the Company complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every jurisdiction in which it operates. Promise is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We also provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, pregnant individuals, and those with sincerely held religious beliefs, in accordance with applicable laws.

Promise engages in US government contracts and restricts hiring to US persons, which includes US citizens and permanent residents (e.g., Green Card holders). Additionally, candidates must reside in the US.